whitener

noun
whit·​en·​er | \ ˈ(h)wīt-nər, ˈ(h)wī-tᵊn-ər How to pronounce whitener (audio) \

Definition of whitener

: one that whitens specifically : an agent (such as a bleach) used to impart whiteness to something

Examples of whitener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perch boasts 70 brands in its stable of third-party sellers, including women’s athleisure brand Satina, teeth whitener Cali White and kitchenware from Flathead. Margherita Beale, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Deodorant, teeth whitener and condoms are in high demand. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, 24 May 2021 Just like the rush on toilet paper and hand sanitizer a year ago, people are grabbing deodorant, teeth whitener and condoms off of store shelves, The Wall Street Journal reports. Chris Morris, Fortune, 24 May 2021 At Walmart, sales of teeth whitener are popping as customers take their masks off. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 As people go out more, Walmart said that sales of travel items and teeth whitener are popping as shoppers take their masks off. Anne D'innocenzio, Chron, 18 May 2021 The piece includes a working vending machine that sells hair bleach, blue contact lenses, and skin whitener, which a hypothetical Middle Eastern man could use to get through U.S. customs more easily. Gisela Williams, Travel + Leisure, 8 May 2021 The higher the concentration and longer the active ingredient is held against your teeth, the more effective the whitener typically is. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 14 Jan. 2021 The most powerful whitener may not be the best option for you, said Messina. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of whitener

1540, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2021

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“Whitener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitener. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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